Salted Caramel Apple Stuffed Chocolate Crumb Muffins

Scrumptious Chocolate Muffins chock-full of Caramel and tart Apples. Finished with a delectable Chocolate Crumb Topping. Yassss!

Salted Caramel Apple Stuffed Chocolate Crumb Muffins

Welcome back, everyone. Are you ready for the first fall weekend of the year? Do you have anything fun planned?

Adam and I were planning on hitting the trails at a State Park in northern Minnesota this weekend to take in the fall foliage, but it looks like we’ll be waiting another week or so. Because the weather through all of September has been absolutely beautiful here. Warm, sunny and picture-perfect, really. One wouldn’t even know fall has officially arrived by walking outside. I can’t remember leaving the house in a t-shirt and shorts this late in September since like forever. While we’re anxiously awaiting the fall colors to arrive, I am more than happy to spend yet another weekend soaking in the sun and pretending that summer is never going to end.

Salted Caramel Apple Stuffed Chocolate Crumb Muffins

Yes, I adore all things summer, but that doesn’t mean that I am not craving the best fall has to offer. Pumpkin spice lattes (Dunkin Donuts’ are the bomb), fall-scented candles, layering clothes and wearing boots, fresh apples and pumpkins… I could go on and on. Oh, and don’t forget about the food. Comforting, hearty, warm and oh so satisfying.

To be honest, I’ve been dreaming of the amazing food creations for months now. The muffins you see here were swirling around my head for so long – I’m BEYOND pumped to finally get to share them with you today! [Read more…]

Twix Cookies

Buttery Shortbread, melt-in-your-mouth Caramel, and luscious Chocolate. If Twix candy bars are your thing, you will absolutely love these cookies!

Twix Cookies

Happy Friday to you. This weekend will be the first one in several weeks that we don’t have anything special planned. And I am more than okay with that. Don’t get me wrong, I am always up for an adventure, an experience or a spontaneous trip, but getting to spend 2 full days with no plans and my favorite person, is giving me all the excited feels. In preparation, I decided to whip up a batch of cookies that would help us to properly relax and enjoy the days ahead.

Twix Cookies

Over the top cookies inspired by Twix candy bars, to be exact. If you have a thing for homemade shortbread cookies, chewy caramel, and a thick layer of chocolate, then I don’t think you need much convincing to try them for yourself.

Twix Cookies are the ultimate treat! [Read more…]

Baked Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal that will easily feed the whole family all at once. This delicious casserole is not only quick and convenient, but healthy too. You will be off to a great start!

Baked Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Hey there! I hope you’re enjoying the last day of the long holiday weekend today. We have had the most wonderful weather so far. And by wonderful I mean hot, humid and sunny.

On Saturday, we braved the MN State Fair and tried everything on a stick you can possibly imagine. You’d think that since I am into everything baked and sweet, my favorite thing to eat at the fair would be a yummy treat, but it ain’t so. The one thing I look forward to the most are the pork chops on a stick. I am fully aware how that must sound, especially coming from me, but they simply can’t be beat. The smell of the chops grilling away, the special seasoning, and the way that they’re always cooked to perfection… it’s a carnivore’s dream, really.

Baked Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

So let’s move on to the complete opposite. Healthy breakfasts.

Oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate (I promise this is good for you). The three main ingredients that make this breakfast bake something that your family will request over and over again. Because it secretly feels like you’re eating dessert first thing in the morning. And who doesn’t love that feeling? [Read more…]

Oreo Donuts

These are the ULTIMATE Oreo Donuts. Studded with the actual cookies, dipped in a white chocolate glaze and just as delicious as their crunchy counterpart. But be careful, you won’t be able to stop at just one.

Oreo Donuts

Oreos have been having a real moment in our house. Ever since buying a package of the new thin oreos in New York last week, we cannot stop eating them. It used to be that Peanut Butter Oreos were my absolute favorite. Nobody else ever seemed to care for them, which I was more than happy about. I then fell head over heels for golden oreos and certainly couldn’t get enough of the peanut butter cup ones either. But the current obsession is all about the original kind. And they’re taking over the best thing in the entire world today – DONUTS. Yes, caps are required.

Oreo Donuts

Get ready for incredibly chocolaty and moist donuts with an insane white chocolate frosting. Not only are the iconic cookies crushed and sprinkled on top of the donuts, but the donuts themselves hold pieces of cookies as well. So when I say Oreo Donuts I am not joking. These are the real deal. [Read more…]

Trashed Up Pretzel Donuts

Homemade Pretzel Donuts dipped in a rich Chocolate Glaze and finished with pretzels, sprinkles, and anything else I could find.

Trashed Up Pretzel Donuts

Trashed-up desserts are a thing and always have been. It’s what happens when you make something utterly delicious but then can’t stop adding a whole bunch of other yummy ingredients to set it over the top. And it totally works. It’s a sweet treat you feel somewhat guilty indulging in, but you can’t and don’t really want to stop.

And to be totally honest, these are the kind of recipes that I love sharing with you the most. I am ridiculously giddy and excited about this one.

Trashed Up Pretzel Donuts

First of all, any day on which I get to talk about donuts can’t turn out to be anything but fabulous. Secondly, I combined my favorite treat of all time, donuts, with a savory favorite, pretzels, and am now able to enjoy both of them at the same time. I know! Even though it took me quite a few years to think of this combo, I am so, so overjoyed that I finally did.

Pretzel Donuts forevermore! [Read more…]